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Guidance Document Change: The Model Policies for the Treatment of Transgender Students in Virginia’s Public Schools guidance document was developed in response to House Bill 145 and Senate Bill 161, enacted by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, which directed the Virginia Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools. These guidelines address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to: compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; maintenance of student records; identification of students; protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and student participation in sex-specific school activities, events, and use of school facilities.
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2/3/21  3:30 pm
Commenter: Parent


I strongly support this proposal.  Why would anyone not be in favor of protecting a child? Public education systems are entrusted with the responsibility to serve all of our students and provide inclusive and safe learning environments. This policy would protect this already vulnerable group of students and provide a safe and inclusive learning environment so that they and all students can be successful. (also no child is going to fake being trans to prey on your child in the bathroom, grow up) 

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